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    Light socket sealant

    The sealant around the power cord where it comes through the housing seems to have silicon and it is not sticking to the cord anymore. What sealant should be used here that is flexible? I plan to clean mine up while the water is below the light and reseal it, I haven't filled it for the summer yet. Thanks
    21,000 gallon IG with vinyl liner, Pentair sand filter, TF100 test kit, pool is about 15 years old.
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    Re: Light socket sealant

    You might want to read this thread: Light Cord Sealing. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Light socket sealant

    Thanks for the link, so I may not actually need to seal it off with anything. Maybe I'll try removing some of it and see what they were trying to cover up. Thanks
    21,000 gallon IG with vinyl liner, Pentair sand filter, TF100 test kit, pool is about 15 years old.
    new in 2016 - Hayward SWCG with T15 cell

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    Re: Light socket sealant

    You're welcome. Look closely though while you have it all open. While we know sealing the inside is not recommended, some are forced to seal "around" that conduit entrance because the ground settled causing pressure on the conduit and it cracked where it connected to the niche. That's the cause of many pool leaks. Hopefully you never encounter that one.
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    Re: Light socket sealant

    The electrician used aquabond on my pool last year

    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Light socket sealant

    Most all IG pool lights are installed in a wet niche and that niche (or hole in your pool wall) is meant to be flooded with pool water. The electrical conduit that comes into the back of the niche is likewise intended to be flooded. Do not seal up the wire that goes into that Conduit or you might never get it out when it's time to replace fixtures.
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    Re: Light socket sealant

    What he said. In most cases they run a #8 green ground in addition to what the regular cord has, this green wire is attached to the light niche and aquabond is used around the connector to prevent from rusting,scaling so that there is always a good ground for many years

    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Light socket sealant

    My conduit started leaking so I plugged it with butyl tape. It plugs the hole but can be easily removed unlike silicone.


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